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Medical blunder results in tragic death

An inquest being held in North London Coroners’ Court has heard that a series of neglectful errors at Northwick Park Hospital resulted in the death of an 85-year-old grandmother on…

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Paramedic guilty of misconduct

A health professional panel has found paramedic Andrew Davies guilty of misconduct for failing to go to the aid of a man with health difficulties in June 2012.  The Health…

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Woman dies from hospital-contracted Legionnaires

68-year-old Terry Brooks from Bath, died from Legionnaire’s disease contracted at the Royal United Hospital in July of last year, an inquest has heard.  The inquest also heard that due…

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Three-week wait for GP appointment

Shadow governor of the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust, Alan Alexander, has said that people in the area can wait up to three weeks to get a non-urgent appointment with…

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12-month old’s life could have been saved

An NHS England report has stated that the life of 12-month-old William Mead from Cornwall could have been saved if he had received better medical care.  Both GPs and call…

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Poor antenatal care for multiple births

A report published following research carried out by the Twins and Multiple Births Association and the NCT reveals that women expecting multiple births are receiving poor antenatal care in some…

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Family awarded payout following man’s hospital brain injury

The family of a man who suffered serious brain damage after choking on his vomit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been awarded undisclosed damages by the Trust. 33-year-old Ross…

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Care home fails to maintain standards

A care home in Hawick has been issued with at formal improvement notice by the Care Commission.  The notice was described as “urgent” by the issuing authority and covered eight…

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Prostate surgeon under investigation

A Birmingham-based surgeon has been dismissed after a total of 170 men had their prostates removed, some for no clear reason. Dr Arackal Manu Nair, who once appeared on the…

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Mother loses baby injury case

A mother who attempted to sue the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) over the injuries suffered by her baby during delivery has had her case rejected. 34-year-old Lisa Everard claimed…

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Hospital chiefs apologise over failed operation

George Eliot Hospital chiefs have apologised to a patient after she was left with third degree burns to her breast following surgery. 31-year-old Stephanie Austin suffered the injuries during a…

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Government “chasing headlines” on NHS

According to the British Medical Association, the government has been “chasing headlines” on the NHS instead of actually tackling the real issues. The doctors’ union published a review of the…

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Malnourishment misdiagnosis causes death

The mother of Kayleigh Compton, who died from a brain injury as a result of undiagnosed malnourishment, has released photographs of her dying daughter in hospital. The 23-year-old had visited…

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Brain damaged teenager to receive multi-million pound payout

13-year-old Ben Harman is to receive a multi-million pound compensation package after an east Kent hospital admitted to causing his brain damage at birth. The brain injury happened when doctors…

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University Hospital deemed inadequate by CQC

Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) of Whipps Cross University, a number of concerning issues have been raised with Barts Health NHS Trust.  Concerns were raised about…

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A third of east of England children’s homes inadequate

In recent reports by the education watchdog, Ofsted, it was found that one in three residential children’s homes in the east of England are only meeting minimum standards or are…

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Care home under investigation

Amber Valley Borough Council has instigated an investigation following the death of Thomasina Bennet, aged 80, who was found dead underneath a wardrobe in her Care Home in 2012.  It…

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Hospital ‘failed’ vulnerable patient

An investigation into the death of a 95-year-old woman who fell ill in hospital was ‘failed’ by her health trust. It was uncovered that Monica Bridle fell between her bed…

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Unrequested DNR notice caused death

An inquest has heard that NHS staff “played God” when they put a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ (DNR) notice on an elderly man before he died, despite the fact that he…

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Call for waiting time targets to be downgraded

Experts have called for the national four-hour waiting time target to be downgraded as it is misleading the health service’s priorities. This proposal came from the Nuffield Trust after the…

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Failings responsible for 11 baby deaths

An inquiry has concluded that the deaths of 11 babies could have been prevented had it not been for a “lethal mix” of failures at a Cumbrian hospital. An investigation…

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1,000 cancelled hospital ops

A hospital in Devon has had to cancel over 1,000 operations due to increased pressures on their service. The hospital has been on “black alert” since January due to an…

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Lives saved by ‘special measures’

A recent report has highlighted the number of deaths that were potentially prevented by the ‘special measures’ programme placed on 11 of England’s failing hospital trusts. The report, which was…

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Serious errors in boy’s heart surgery

The family of a boy who died after serious errors were made during his heart surgery seeks answers. 11-year-old Bradley Brough, from York, died in 2010 after undergoing three operations…

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Care home fined following radiator death

A care home in Leicester has been fined after one of its residents died after becoming trapped between a wardrobe and a radiator. The Western Park View home is being…

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Prisoner’s cancer care criticised

The care provided to a prisoner suffering with cancer has been described by a prison watchdog as “one of the worst examples of poor care”. 34-year-old James Colton from Swansea…

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Hospital pays out to brain-damaged boy

Torbay Hospital in Devon is to payout £2.17million in compensation after a boy suffered severe brain-damage during his birth.  The child suffered the brain-damage in 2004 due to his brain…

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‘Devastating’ misdiagnosis

A man who was misdiagnosed with dementia has received an apology from an NHS trust after tests showed him to be clear of the condition three years after diagnosis.  71-year-old…

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Care in England “not good enough”

The Chief Inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission has described the care being provided in care homes across England as “awful”.  Andrea Sutcliffe said that recent…

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Ambulance service blamed for death

Ambulance “cutbacks” have been blamed for the death of 73-year-old grandmother Sonia Powell.  Mrs Powell was forced to wait in an hour-long ambulance queue despite having suffered a suspected heart…

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Depression in cancer patients overlooked

Recent research has discovered that around three-quarters of cancer patients do not receive the psychological treatment they require.  Researchers have suggested that the problem is due to the physical symptoms…

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Son’s anger over father’s sight loss

The son of a man who became blind after a failed eye operation is seeking information about what went wrong.  A contracted company called Vanguard had performed the surgery at…

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Hospital faces numerous compensation claims

A hospital in Somerset currently faces numerous medical negligence compensation claims from patients that believe their eyesight to have been damaged by surgery performed by a private provider. Vanguard Healthcare,…

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Patients given ‘out-of-date’ medication

An investigation has been launched after it was discovered that the North East Ambulance Service Trust had administered out-of-date drugs to patients.  The trust referred itself to the Health Care…

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Chronic pain suffers thrown a lifeline

With chronic pain affecting almost eight million people across the UK, suffers in the North East and Cumbria are being offered a new form of treatment.  600 patients in the…

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Patient care at hospital scrutinized

An investigation has been launched into the care provided by a North Yorkshire hospital after patients complained that their conditions deteriorated while treated there.  Friarage Hospital in Northallerton is a…

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Doctors misdiagnosing 30,000 brain injury cases a year

Recent research suggests that doctors are misdiagnosing thousands of patients a year who suffer with chronic pain and fatigue.  While doctors continue to diagnose them with psychological problems, research suggests…

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AKI killing 1,000 patients every month

According to a newly published report commissioned by the NHS, around 1,000 NHS patients are dying from an acute kidney injury every month.  Known as ‘Acute Kidney Injury’ (AKI), the…

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Hospital admits failings over death

Two NHS trusts have admitted to failings that resulted in the death of 34-year-old Simon Willson.  The father of two was found hanging in a hospital toilet after being transferred…

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Weekend doctor numbers all time low

Figures released by the BBC have found that staffing levels across the UK’s hospitals are at an all time low.  It’s been highlighted that only a fraction of the doctors…

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Health trust requires “urgent improvements”

A recent investigation has uncovered worrying shortfalls within the Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust.  Care Quality Commission inspectors made “extremely concerning” findings during their unannounced visits last year.  Inspectors went…

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Safety measures improved where British woman died in US hospital

After a British woman was discovered dead at the bottom of a stairwell in San Francisco General Hospital last October, an investigation has recognised a dramatic improvement in safety measures.…

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10-year-old girl awarded £5m for hospital failures

10-year-old Louisa Ravouvou, who suffered severe brain damage in 2003 due to hospital failures, has been awarded with £5m in a High Court ruling. Louisa suffered a bleed on her…

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A&E targets missed by NHS England

Figures released last week revealed that NHS England failed to meet their A&E waiting time target for the week leading up to the 5th of January.  The national waiting time…

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Hospital doctors signed elderly woman’s ‘death warrant’

After 79-year-old June Brook was admitted to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital with sickness and diarroea last month, doctors at the hospital signed a ‘do not resuscitate’ order without the approval…

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Child died because nurse used ‘too much force’

10-year-old Pheobe Willis from Locking in North Somerset had been submitted to Weston General Hospital with a rare genetic condition in the summer of 2012, but died after a nurse…

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Hospital trust fined following death of diabetic patient

The Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust has pleaded guilty to safety breaches after a diabetic patient died in 2007.  Gillian Astbury (66), from Hednesford in Staffordshire, died at Stafford Hospital after…

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Cancer patient left on a trolley for 12 hours

Concerns have been raised after a terminally ill patient was left on a trolley in the accident and emergency department of Leicester Hospital because of a ‘bed shortage’.  Hilary Gilhooley…

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Hospitals fail at meeting national standards

Following numerous unannounced inspections, two Lincolnshire hospitals have failed to meet all national standards and have been criticised for their worryingly low staffing levels and lack of basic training. Lincoln…

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Six-figure settlement for victim of caesarean section failures

Having endured a five-year battle for compensation, Candi Kaya (43) has received a six-figure settlement from Stafford Hospital for her life-changing injuries.  When Ms. Kaya gave birth to her daughter…

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Woman ‘died in squalor’ at Redditch hospital

After doctors at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch misdiagnosed Sandra Aston’s cancer as pneumonia, her daughter described the way in which she was treated as “worse than an animal”.  The…

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Ultrasound to stop kidney injuries

Research suggests that ultrasound can be used to prevent a common kidney injury that frequently follows major surgery.  After research on mice discovered the advantages of ultrasound when operating on…

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‘Back to basics’ for Northern Lincolnshire hospitals

Following the array of issues recently highlighted across many NHS trusts; the government has put eleven under ‘special measures’.  One of these trusts, the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital NHS…

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Birthplace of the NHS to lose A&E unit

Trafford General Hospital is due to be downgraded to an urgent care centre after being the first hospital to treat a patient under the NHS. The hospital is to lose its…

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Air Ambulances buy training dummies

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service have purchased three life-like dummies to improve training for its paramedics.  Two of the dummies are mannequins of adult males, while the other is…

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Putting patients first

The Government has announced that the quality of patient care will be put at the heart of the NHS in an overhaul of the health and care system in response…

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Medical error confines woman to wheelchair

A 35-year-old woman has been awarded compensation thought to be worth several million pounds after a medical error left her paralysed, reports the Birmingham Mail. Hazel Spence had undergone surgery…

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Too many workers still exposed to bloodborne viruses

Recent figures released by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) have revealed that there were 541 reports of needlestick injuries that exposed workers in the healthcare sector to patients carrying bloodborne…

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NHS will have to admit to patient safety failures

New rules to toughen transparency in NHS organisations and increase patient confidence have been announced by the Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter. From April 2013, the NHS Commissioning Board will…

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